A MAN from Cam who lost his father-in-law to pancreatic cancer has teamed up with Cam Bulldogs Football Club to raise funds to help fight the disease.

Jim Hill, a former driving instructor and refuse lorry driver from Dursley sadly died from the condition in August this year.

His son-in-law Ben Holloway said: “It’s left the family devastated and we now want to raise funds to help people affected by the disease, and make people aware of its symptoms so that more people can be diagnosed in time for surgery, which is currently the only cure.”

Ben, who is married to Jim’s daughter Sarah is now organising a fund-raising event for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November) at Cam Bulldogs home ground, The Shed, on Saturday, November 16.

“Pancreatic cancer has claimed the lives of two other family members involved in the sports club and so the quiz will also be in loving memory of David Lane and Kathy Ballard,” said Ben.

During the day Cam Bulldogs second team will be playing a match against the Taverners.

The team will be wearing a purple kit, as purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer, and all match fees will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The match will be followed by the Cam Bulldogs Go Purple for Pancreatic Cancer charity quiz night at The Shed from 7.30pm.

“Cam Bulldogs players are entering teams for the quiz and the match fees that each player pays will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK rather than the club,” said Ben.

There will also be a raffle, with prizes including two tickets for Forest Green Rovers, afternoon tea for four at Eastwood Park, a ticket for four to Cattle Country, and lots of other prizes. To enter costs £20 per team of four, which includes food, courtesy of Cam Family Butchers.

To donate to Ben’s fundraiser visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-holloway3

Ben and three friends are also running the Gloucester 10K page to raise money for the charity.